Wednesday, March 25, 2009

the fun shoot... toby + anika:

I can't even tell you how happy being a photographer makes me! Today is my birthday and I couldn't wait to show you this new shoot! And although Toby and Anika are absolutely adorable... no, they are not models. It was such a joy for me to be able to put together this shoot. Although I am currently a 100% digital shooter, my heart has always been with film. My love for photography began with film and I have always longed for the day when I would shoot film for my business. After spending years mastering my digital photography I have also created a huge space in my heart for digital as well.... and yes it has become a huge part of who I am as a photographer and what my clients fall in love with. So my goal is to start off shooting 10% film and moving closer and closer to shooting more and more film... will I ever give up digital... no way. Do I think digital is less great than film... nope it's just different, but film is my heart... and I want my heart to be happy. When I see a film image my heart skips a beat. So here's to living for my heart! See if you can figure out which images are film (*hint: there is about 10%... some 35mm, some medium format) Thank you SOOOOOO much Toby and Anika for being my guinea pigs and letting me play dress up! You were AMAZING!!! xoxo Shannon

Friday, March 20, 2009

the reception... adam + megan

What a fun day! This was such a wonderful celebration of cultures and full of love and joy and so kick back! Megan grew up in Bangladesh because her parents are involved in relief work there, and Adam has had a passion for foreign aid his whole life going to places like India, Samoa, Germany, China... the list of countries that they both have been to is at least a dozen and many in common! Adam came to Pennsylvania to have some meetings with Megan's dad and that's where he met the lovely Megan. They had their ceremony at a family friend's resort in Thailand and came back to the states to share their reception with friends and family. By the way, this was only reception number 1... they'll be celebrating again next Saturday at a reception on the east coast for the rest of the family. Boy... do these two know how to celebrate! xoxo Shannon